There are many signs in the garden that winter is ending and spring is growing near.
An example - the early apples trees are blooming.
You don't really think of apple trees in Southern California, but if you plant the low chill varieties they do quite well.
I am very fond of them and have quite a few scattered around the garden, including an allee of ornamental crabapples which will bloom much later in the season. I grow the fruiting apples for their form, the fruit of course, and how exquisite they are in bloom.
I like them best as seen here, when they are leafing out but still covered with blossoms.
In the far back along a fence I planted a row of apple trees to block out a neighboring house, it works and it is also quite lovely, especially when in bloom.
One of the nice things about the trees in the front adjacent to the sidewalk, is that I get to share the fruit with people walking by. Gardens are for sharing, don't you think.
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I hope you enjoy the beauty in your day